Four members of the NYPD’s elite Emergency Service Unit were shot early today during a wild shootout with an ex-con barricaded inside his Brooklyn apartment, police said.
Detective Michael Keenan, 52, was struck in his left calf while Detective Kenneth Ayala, 49, was hit in the thigh and left ankle during a 12:30 a.m. firefight with Nakwon Foxworth, 33, inside the suspect’s apartment building at 3301 Nostrand Ave. in Sheepshead Bay, said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.
Also hit during the 12-shot fusillade Foxworth squeezed off were Police Officer Matthew Granahan, 35, who was hit in the left calf, and Capt. Al Pizzano, 45, who suffered a graze wound to the face, Kelly added.
Their wounds were not considered life threatening and all four were taken to Lutheran Hospital.
Foxworth -- who served 10 years for robbery and selling drugs in prison -- was hit once in the abdomen when Ayala, Granahan and another officer returned fire, police said. He is listed in critical but stable condition at Kings County Hospital.
Foxworth’s record also includes a 2-year stint behind bars for attempted murder.
The drama unfolded two hours prior when Foxworth started menacing employees of a moving company at the service entry of his apartment building, Kelly said.
"He argued with the employees and then threatened one with a gun. That man called 911 stating that, 'He's got a gun. He's got a gun,'" Kelly said.